Where is your faith?

You ever feel like you are only getting a peek at things? As if you are just a hair’s breath away from something glorious? If only someone nearby would reach out And give you a hand up, you, too, could Sail off into the sunset? But, instead, the fear of getting tripped up, hinders you [Read More...]

Shrews for Jesus

ATHARINE, the Shrew, was the eldest daughter of Baptista, a rich gentleman of Padua. She was a lady of such an ungovernable spirit and fiery temper, such a loud-tongued scold, that she was known in Padua by no other name than Katharine the Shrew. Forget about her. Meet me,  Karen. A lady of such an [Read More...]

A Tedious Hell

Never mind, Rob Bell, I hope there’s a Tedious Hell for jerks who send notes like the one I rec’d in my inbox Monday: I hope my e-mail find you well.I need your assistance. My name is Sgt Joey Jones, I am an American soldier with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in IRAQ for the [Read More...]

Why I refuse to tolerate Gays

I was in Portland on Friday. I had a date with The Redhead’s daughter. She finished her first year of college, so we had some celebrating to do.  A bit of shopping. I tried but could not coax her into one of those new (actually old) Maxi dresses. Too hippie, she said, choosing a pair [Read More...]

The Tot Dad Remembers

Last Friday marked an important anniversary date for Karly. David remembered that day in a special way. He and Liz paid Karly a special visit. They brought along these gorgeous flowers and Kylie, the princess dog, and a book. Not just any book mind you. This was a special book. “Walter the Farting Dog.” (Please, [Read More...]

Why I write

Some do it for fame. Others for money. But this here is WHY I WRITE Harry Kennison called me. I was on the phone when Harry’s call clicked in. I didn’t recognize the number. No reason I should have. Harry’s never called me before. He said his name twice, then added, “I’m Kyle’s dad.” Kyle [Read More...]

Porn: Not just Weiner's problem

Years ago when I was working at a beat reporter, I interviewed a delightful young man who had the good fortune to work with one of the most notable producers in Hollywood — Quentin Tarantino. He’d landed the job as a production assistant or something of that nature because he knew somebody who knew somebody. That [Read More...]

Lady Gaga's a Fake & You aren't great

Listen up all you monsters. You know who you are — Lady Gaga is a fake. There is nothing, I repeat, nothing authentic about her, not even her ability to bamboozle you. Oh, sure, she can sing, but then again so can American Idol’s Scotty McCreary. But I bet you won’t see him prancing around [Read More...]

Trash-talking teachers

(Tim encouraging a player who missed a shot that would have given the Dawgs an important win. You did your best, buddy.) I’m married to a teacher. He’s that old-fashioned kind of teacher that some students groan about– a teacher who lectures. Oh. I don’t mean lectures as in do this or do that. I [Read More...]

The Simplest Observations

Summer is our movie season. Tim and I rarely get to a movie during the school year. I first heard about Tree of Life over at Internet Monk’s site. But then Salon also had this piece about it, naming it the Pick of the Week.  This statement: The simplest observations are often the most profound [Read More...]

A few of my favorite things

Cleaned my office this week & found my Pulpwood Queen Crown Thought you might want to see what I’m reading This Redbird was a gift from The Redhead There are stories behind these photos. And yes, that is Michael W. Smith, interviewed him some years ago and took that snapshot. And that dirt? It comes [Read More...]

For Men Only: A Word of Warning

This post is for men only. You women have to go read something else today. May I suggest Rachel Held Evans post Thou Shall Not Let Thyself Go? Men. Some of  you have a problem. And it’s growing. The women have asked me to speak to you about this matter. It seems some of you [Read More...]

The Evangelical Politics of Romney's faith

The thing I like least about Evangelicals of a certain mindset is the way they go around throwing everybody out of the boat – the way Warren Cole Smith does in his recent post “A vote for Romney is a vote for the LDS Church.” Smith says that Mitt Romney’s religious worldview will be vital [Read More...]

And the more I think about it

This pretty much sums up how I feel about the KKK & The Wesboro Baptist folks brouhahah [Read more...]

The KKK takes on Westboro Baptist

Lawdohmercy! Even Flannery woundn’t have thunk this one up. As much as I despise what Westboro and Fred Phelps stand for — somehow the KKK defending the troops and military families seems equally as wrong. But then again, maybe they both represent what freedom means — in some ironic, whacked out way. And you? What [Read More...]


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